Root of Things

Root of Things is an album by American jazz pianist Matthew Shipp, which was recorded in 2013 and released on Relative Pitch. It was the second studio recording by his trio with Michael Bisio on bass and Whit Dickey on drums.

Root of Things
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Studio album by
RecordedSeptember 7, 2013
StudioParkwest Studios, New York City
LabelRelative Pitch
ProducerMike Panico
Matthew Shipp chronology
Piano Sutras
Root of Things
The Darkseid Recital


In a review for JazzTimes Mike Shanley states "If anyone is still convinced that Shipp doesn’t know how to swing, the walking bass and syncopated chords of 'Jazz It' should prove otherwise."[1]

Track listingEdit

All compositions by Matthew Shipp
  1. "Root of Things" – 6:33
  2. "Jazz It" – 9:39
  3. "Code J" – 4:04
  4. "Path" – 9:46
  5. "Pulse Code" – 4:11
  6. "Solid Circuit" – 9:32



  1. ^ Shanley, Mike. Root of Things review at JazzTimes